Bright Ideas Childcare and Preschool, Inc. 

Providing Child Care, Preschool, and Before/After School Care for children in the Altoona, PA area

Our Programs

NEWBORN AND INFANT CARE:

We care for infants starting at 6 weeks of age.  Our loving caregivers focus on keeping your baby happy, engaged, and secure.  Care for each infant is personalized based on his or her own unique schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any additional special attention or needs he/she may require.  Our caregivers invite exploration and help the children develop relationships with small groups of children.



TODDLER CARE:

Through the guidance of our caregivers, toddlers enjoy learning experiences that promote social skills, self-confidence, and independence.  Our classrooms and outdoor play area support both active play as well as quiet play.  We provide a variety of materials, equipment, and toys that promote self-directed exploration, socialization, and cooperative play.  Books, songs, and games are also used to promote the children's development of language and thinking skills.  To promote early learning, education-based lesson plans that are developed according to the Pennsylvania Standards of Learning and Keystone Stars Quality Assurance, are incorporated into the children's daily routine.  Caregivers also focus on personal care routines such as toilet training.



PRESCHOOL / PRE-K:

Our preschool and pre-K programs serve children who are 3 to 5 years of age and prepare our children for kindergarten.  Our staff uses

education-based lesson plans, developed according to the Pennsylvania Standards of Learning and Keystone Stars Quality Assurance,  to develop the children's listening, reading, writing, math, and science skills. We also focus on stimulating the children's creativity and self-expression through music and movement, art, and free-play.  Our classrooms and outdoor play area support  both gross-motor and fine-motor skill development, and allow the children to participate in active play as well as quiet play.  We provide a variety of materials, equipment, and toys that promote self-directed exploration, socialization, and cooperative play. Our pre-k program gives children the opportunity to learn, get excited about school, and  provides them with the skills needed for future academic success.



SCHOOL AGE CARE:

We offer school-age care for children attending Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.  During the school year, we provide before and after school care, as well as full-day care on no-school days (in-service, holiday, or weather cancellations).  We also provide full-day summer care for school-age children.  Homework time, and specialized activities such as computers, outdoor play, educational games, and structured group activities are part of our daily program.  We accommodate care for school-age children from multiple schools, but we are located only one block from Logan Elementary allowing us to provide staff escorts to and from school for all school-age children enrolled there.